fbpx Skip to content

Assisted Suicide vs. Prolonging Death: Is There a Third Way?

Yes, shared decision-making, agreed goals of treatment, and, when needed, palliative treatments
September 21st, 2023

D. Robin Taylor is a consultant physician who works for the National Health Service in Scotland.  In his practice he sees many patients whose condition has progressed to the point where further treatment makes no sense.  “We are a death-denying and death-defying society. But too often we are willfully blind to the fact that eventually all treatments will be futile.  In the end they will deliver more harms than benefits.”  Dr. Taylor says the opposite – assisted suicide – is equally bad.  “Pursuing death as a treatment for human suffering is not the answer.”  Taylor proposes a third way.

Read More:  The Herald


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print

Free Aging With Dignity Membership

Enter your information to receive periodic updates and special offers from Aging with Dignity.